interesting – we get it so easy in 2009 with vstis….
I think the red label comprimise isn’t that good – as updating your file is an easy way for a seller to make their item have a big red shiny banner next to it, and therefore get more attention.
All items should have a hidden version number, and when people have purchased it, they can go to their account page and see a list of products they’ve bought that have been updated since. They can then dismiss these or download them.
AJ is very lax about the formats it allows compared to other stock sites i’ve worked with. Just upload what you’re happy with. If people have a problem opening your file, they will usually email you before requesting a refund, and you can point them towards the app they need or re-encode it for them or something.
If the filesize isn’t that big, you could always include multiple formats in your zip file – that could be a strong selling point!
I’d wait till you have at least 5 sales before asking for a change. I do notice envato often update their prices on things that do well – my best AJ track got upgraded from about $5 to $10 dollars once they noticed it had a good sales record.
Also, while your item is good, it isn’t very Web 2.0 in design, which is the major sell point these days, so it’s hard to say if it will become a hot seller. Give it a couple of days first to see how it does.
boy, i love that ka-ching sound effect…
My main advice is to keep uploading regularly – AJ’s search feature isn’t very prominent on the homepage so they’re more likely to listen to the “new tracks” panel, find a guy they like the sound of, and look at his other stuff. Most of my sales have been when I have a track on the new wall.
Having said that, I’ve not uploaded very many this month and I’ve had the best sales ever ($40)!
I’d quite like the freebie scheme to take place. I sell my stuff over on AJ, and started a similar thread, but there wasn’t much backing.
wahooo! more mac freeware!
Edit: slight glitch – selecting account balance gives me $NaN, and selecting total earnings gives me the account balance in the menu bar. good app though.
The site’s only been going for 10 days, and has had 1334 visits (from 822 people). I don’t expect the monthly rate to be that high, as it got a lot of publicity when it started from a recent macheist event. I guess the site is a sidepoint anyway. What I’m wondering is whether envato should run monthly freebies in order to get a larger user base. I guess it would use a fair amount of bandwidth, but it seems to work for other stock sites…